I heard about the Writers’ Police Academy from my Sister in Crime, Jessie Chandler, and decided to go this year. It was awesome. Here’s why: Girls’ Road Trip. On Thursday morning, I took my first road trip in years (sans dog, child, and husband) with two up-and-coming crime writers, Michelle Kubitz and Emily Gorman. Although … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons I Love the Writers’ Police Academy
Last week’s class was held at the Law Enforcement Education Center on the campus of Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park. We’re in for another jam-packed evening, meeting with members of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Community Engagement Team (CET) and representatives of the Professional Standards Division which includes Personnel and Range Instructors. The highlight of … Continue reading Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 5
About 13,000 writers flocked to Minneapolis last week for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. I knew the conference catered to the literary (or as one presenter put it, “boring”) crowd, but since it included many workshops and a gigantic book fair and was being held here in town at a fairly reasonable … Continue reading The AWP Conference: Is It For Crime Writers?